10 Day - Highlights of Uganda Safari.

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Uganda has amazed many by its beauty, natural wonders and hospitable people. The scenery and climate are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa. Uganda is therefore a destination to behold.

Trip Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking and chimpanzee tracking
  • Boat trips and Game drive/Game viewing
  • Visit source of the Nile and enjoy sights and sounds of Jinja.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1       

Arrival in Entebbe, Uganda

Munyonyo common wealth resort hotel/Lake Victoria Serena

Day 2

Depart for Kibale Forest National park

Kyaninga /Kibale forest cottages

Day 3

Chimpanzee tracking

Kyaninga/Kibale Forest cottages

Day 4

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mweya safari lodge/Twin lakes

Day 5

Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

Mweya Safari lodge/Twin lakes

Day 6

Depart For Bwindi Impenetrable forest (Gorilla planet)

Icumbi Gorilla lodge/ Bwindi lodge

Day 7

Gorilla Tracking

Ichumbi Gorilla lodge/ Bwindi lodge

Day 8

Depart for Kampala

Kampala Serena/ Sheraton Hotel

Day 9

Drive to Jinja

Wild waters lodge/Gately on the Nile

Day 10

Half day rafting or Bungee Jumping and departure

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a professional Umoja Motherland Tours Ltd guide who will transfer you to your hotel

Overnight at Munyonyo common wealth resort hotel/Lake Victoria Serena (B&B)

Day 2 Depart for Kibale Forest National park

We will depart for Fort Portal and explore the area around the base of the Rwenzori Mountains. At Kibale Forest National Park, you will see over 13 species of primates including chimpanzee, red Colubus monkey, the rare L’Hoest monkey and many others

Overnight Kyaninga /Kibale forest cottages (FB)

Day 3 Chimpanzee tracking

Wake up early morning and head to the briefing station for your chimpanzee trekking.

In Kibale Forest National Park you will track habituated Chimps. These engaging apes are the closed relatives to human beings and are great fun to watch as they play and fight in the fruit trees. Experienced guides will introduce you to the different members of the chimp families, as well as the birds and plant life of the forest.

Overnight Kyaninga/Kibale Forest cottages (FB)

Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National park.

The landscape of northern Queen Elizabeth comprises dozens of ancient craters carved into gentle rolling hills. Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 600 bird species, more than any other national park in Uganda. You will also be on the lookout for elephants!

Overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Twin lakes (FB)

Day 5: Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

A popular route you may take for the game drive is the Kasenyi sector, well-known for its lions that prey on Queen Elizabeth’s large population of Uganda Kob (antelope). Wildlife to look out for includes elephants, antelope and occasionally a hyena. Later, you will take a boat for a water safari on the Kazinga Channel.

Overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Twin lakes (FB)

DAY 6: Depart For Bwindi Impenetrable forest (Gorilla planet)

After breakfast drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 400 wild Mountain Gorillas.

Overnight Ichumbi Gorilla lodge/ Bwindi lodge (FB)

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking

Your gorilla trek will start after a briefing by the rangers. You will locate and interact (under supervision) with a gorilla family. The guides will interpret the animals’ behaviour and advice on what you are watching. If time allows you will visit the Batwa.

Overnight Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Bwindi lodge (FB)

Day 8: Depart for Kampala

After breakfast, we start our journey back towards Kampala with a stopover at the Equator

Overnight Kampala Serena/ Sheraton Hotel (HB)

Day 9: Drive to Jinja

You will transfer to Jinja the capital of adventure of Uganda and home to the Source of the Nile. You will enjoy the sights and sounds of Jinja and take an evening Nile cruise.

Overnight Wild waters lodge/Gately on the Nile (FB)

Day 10: Half day rafting or Bungee Jumping and departure.

You will enjoy your half day rafting or bungee jumping activities. Thereafter, you will embark on your journey to Entebbe international Airport in due time for your out bound flight

Included

  • All accommodation on Half Board (HB), Full Board (FB) or Bed and Breakfast (B&B) basis as quoted in the text
  • Safari vehicle and fuel
  • English speaking tourist guide
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimp permit per person
  • Game drives and walks
  • Entrance fees to the national parks
  • All boat tours
  • Taxes
  • Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • AMREF emergency evacuation insurance

Excluded

  • Visa fees
  • Drinks / alcoholic drinks
  • Additional meals
  • Tips
  • Activities not part of the described programme
  • International travel insurance